Thank you for your interest in submitting your work to New Note Poetry. Below are our submission criteria.  Please read them carefully. Failure to follow any of these guidelines will result in an instant rejection. We do not and never will charge a fee. Our submission calendar is as follows:

Submission Guidelines

What We Publish: Poetry only. We believe that poetry is the jazz of the written word. Therefore, we are open to all styles except for metered rhyme or epic poems. We will reject those outright. We're not saying that kind of poetry is bad, but there is plenty of that out there. We seek fresh voices with unique perspectives. We want to see poets who break the mold and play with language, poetic form, and themes. We love the experimental and avant-garde but we also appreciate seeing modern deconstructions of classic poetic forms. No subject or theme is too far-fetched for us. We are not keen on flowery, cute, or mushy, romantic stuff. Poems in English only, please. We are open to translated work so long as you have the rights.

What We Don't Publish: Anything that is not poetry and anything that is discriminatory towards any person or group (we don't need to tell you what constitutes). We also do not publish poetry that glorifies self-harm, suicide, or substance abuse. Swearing and sexual references are okay, but be tasteful about it. Don't shock and offend for the sake of it.

What We Can and Cannot Do: As much as we would love to, we cannot give feedback on every submission. We also do not provide any proofreading or editing on submissions. If accepted for publication, we will send you a proof copy of the issue for corrections, but we cannot accept new drafts. Our magazine is not a paying market, but we will heavily promote you and your work if you are accepted for publication.

  • Submit 1-5 unpublished poems in a single .doc or .docx file with each poem on a new page.
  • Please allow us up to 1 month to review your submission. Responses can be shorter depending on how many poems you submit.
  • There is no need to follow up with us about your submission.
  • We allow simultaneous submissions. Please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We retain First North American serial rights. All rights revert back to the author after publication.
  • Do not submit revisions of previously declined poems.
  • Send us a brief cover letter explaining who you are as well as a short bio in the third person. 
  • If you have been previously published in our magazine, please wait six months before submitting again.
  • Only send us your best!

By submitting to us, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

  • You are the original author of your work and hold the necessary rights.
  • Your work will be in an online-only magazine with no widespread physical release (unless otherwise noted).
  • Your author bio will be subject to our in-house style.

What We Publish: Poetry only. We believe that poetry is the jazz of the written word. Therefore, we are open to all styles except for metered rhyme or epic poems. We will reject those outright. We're not saying that kind of poetry is bad, but there is plenty of that out there. We seek bold voices with unique perspectives. We want to see poets who break the mold and play with language, poetic form, and themes. We love the experimental and avant-garde but we also appreciate seeing modern deconstructions of classic poetic forms. No subject or theme is too far-fetched for us. We are not keen on flowery, cute, or mushy, romantic stuff. Poems in English only, please. We are open to translated work so long as you have the rights.


What We Don't Publish: Anything that is not poetry and anything that is discriminatory towards any person or group (we don't need to tell you what constitutes). We also do not publish poetry that glorifies self-harm, suicide, or substance abuse. Swearing and sexual references are okay, but be tasteful about it. Don't shock and offend for the sake of it.


What We Can and Cannot Do: As much as we would love to, we cannot give feedback on every submission. Our magazine is not a paying market, but we will heavily promote you and your work if you are accepted for publication.

  • Submit 1-5 unpublished poems in a single .doc or .docx file with each poem on a new page.
  • Please allow us up to 3 weeks to review your submission.
  • There is no need to follow up with us about your submission.
  • We allow simultaneous submissions. Please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We retain First North American serial rights. All rights revert to the author after publication.
  • Do not submit revisions of previously declined poems.
  • Send us a brief cover letter explaining who you are as well as a short bio in the third person.
  • If you have been previously published in our magazine, please wait six months before submitting again.
  • Only send us your best!

By submitting to us, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

  • You are the original author of your work and hold the necessary rights.
  • Your work will be in an online-only magazine with no widespread physical release (unless otherwise noted).
  • Your author bio will be subject to our in-house style.

We are seeking Video Poetry submissions for our Summer 2022 issue.
What is "video poetry"? You tell us. Incorporate poetry and/or poetics into filmmaking. We'll be glad to give it a watch. Please do not submit a video of you just standing there reading your poems. Use cinematic language to convey imagery and emotions like a poem.

  • Please upload a video file.
  • Up to 3-5 minutes only.

What We Publish: Poetry only. We believe that poetry is the jazz of the written word. Therefore, we are open to all styles except for metered rhyme or epic poems. We will reject those outright. We're not saying that kind of poetry is bad, but there is plenty of that out there. We seek fresh voices with unique perspectives. We want to see poets who break the mold and play with language, poetic form, and themes. We love the experimental and avant-garde, but we also appreciate seeing modern deconstructions of classic poetic forms. No subject or theme is too far-fetched for us. We are not keen on flowery, cute, or mushy, romantic stuff. Poems in English only, please. We are open to translated work so long as you have the rights.


What We Don't Publish: Anything that is not poetry and anything that is discriminatory towards any person or group (we don't need to tell you what constitutes). We also do not publish poetry that glorifies self-harm, suicide, or substance abuse. Swearing and sexual references are okay, but be tasteful about it. Don't shock and offend for the sake of it.


What We Can and Cannot Do:  As much as we would love to, we cannot give feedback on every submission. We also do not provide any proofreading or editing services for your submission. Our magazine is not a paying market, but we will heavily promote you and your work if you are accepted for publication.

By submitting to us, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

  • You are the original author of your work and hold the necessary rights.
  • Your work will be in an online-only magazine with no widespread physical release (unless otherwise noted).
  • Your author bio will be subject to our in-house style.
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